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Will a M38 hard top fit a 63 CJ5

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by billybbean, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010
    billybbean

    billybbean Member

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    I tried to do some research on this but some times it's just best to ask. I'mm looking at getting a hard top for my 63 CJ5. I found one off a 52 M38. Just wondering if anybody would know if it would fit mine. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010
    PbBelly

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    Probably not with out a lot of work. The M38 tub tapers (gets narrower back to front) mid-door and the CJ5 doesn't.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010
    billybbean

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010
    jbjeeps

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    However, if you can find a hardtop from a 53 or later m38a1, I've been told that they will fit.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2010
    Walt Couch

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    Cloth tops are made to fit 55-75 but not sure on hard tops.
     
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    timgr

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    Hard tops for '55-75 CJ-5s will fit from '55 through '75, and all M38A1.

    If this is a top for a M38 and not a M38A1 then no, it will not fit. There's a big difference between a M38 and a M38A1.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2010
    Old School 64

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    Yes it will. I have 64 and a hard top from a 55 M38A1 and it fits fine.
     
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    Walt Couch

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    But he sez the top is off a m38, not the A1.
     
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    jarbidge09

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